by Kate Meader
Laws of Attraction, #2
Publication Date: January 22, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Loveswept
Rule #1: Never fall for your client.
Rule #2: Never fall for your client’s fiercely protective, smoking hot sister-in-law.
I’m the kind of guy who believes that everyone deserves the best legal representation money can buy—which just so happens to be me, Lucas Wright. Give me your henpecked, your cuckolded, your irreconcilable differences yearning to break free! And if you’re the bad guy in your marriage, that’s cool too. Your green is as good as anyone’s.
Tell that to Trinity Jones. It’s my job to destroy her sister—the soon-to-be ex-wife of my a-hole of a client—and Trinity’s “big sis” instincts are dialed up to the max. I admire that. I admire her. But she won’t stop me from representing my client to the best of my ability.
Not even if my chemistry with Trinity is undeniable. Not even if we can’t keep our hands off each other. Not even if she injects life into a heart assumed to be long dead.
Because when faced with a choice between love and duty, the job will always win—or at least that’s what I thought before I met Trinity . . . and suddenly conflict of interest never felt so right.
This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Such a fun read!
Illegally Yours was so much more than I expected–especially with how over-the-top obnoxious Lucas started out here. Like Trinity, I spent a good portion of the beginning of the book wondering WTF was up with this guy. He was pretty obnoxious, over-the-top and fairly outrageous; was he for real? Of course we find out–just a little ahead of Trinity, since this is a dual first person POV story–that there is a whole lot going on below the surface with him and he’s far more than the good time guy-slash-divorce shark that he appears.
And boy, does he have it bad for Trinity–who he soon figures out he really shouldn’t even consider being with–because, ethics. (He tries. Kind of…and does take the steps he needs to eventually, an early clue that he’s clearly more than just the party guy he initially comes off as.)
Trinity has her own oversized baggage, though, and her reasons for not being with Lucas don’t just start and end with who his latest client is. But she soon realizes that there’s more to him than most people see, and beyond that, he is the first person to really see her, which makes it hard to stay away from him. So of course she doesn’t. And then she does. And then…well, they do make it to an HEA, at last. But it’s hard won, and–I’m not gonna lie–made me cry, just a little.
Illegally Yours is the second book in the series, and overlaps the timeline of the first book ( Down with Love ) somewhat. Each should work fine as a standalone, though, if you haven’t read the other yet. (But both will have you dying for Grant and Aubrey’s story–OMG, I can’t wait!)
Rating: 4 stars / A-
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
About the author:
Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.